Puff-Pastry Cheese Straws
Combine 2 tablespoons each sesame seeds and poppy seeds with 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt in a bowl. Sprinkle on pastry strips instead of cheese-cayenne mixture.
Omit egg wash and cheese-cayenne mixture. Combine 3 tablespoons tomato paste and 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil in a bowl. Brush evenly on pastry strips, then sprinkle with 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary.
Replace Parmigiano-Reggiano with an equal amount of Pecorino Romano, and cayenne pepper with freshly ground black pepper. Sprinkle mixture on pastry strips.